It does...it does. Of course, after I finally "got" the hang of it, I was halfway through the wristbands in Stitch N' B*tch when I realized I had been wrapping the yarn the wrong way.
So half of my star band has a funky, bumpy texture, and the other is smoooooth stockinette. I keep it to remind myself that I was a beginner once, too.
A year and a half later, I don't even have to look at my hands to make a purl stitch and I purl almost as fast as I knit.
Don't worry...you'll get the hang of it.